A man stabbed his girlfriend to death in a shop after she rejected his marriage proposal. He then turned the knife on himself in an unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide.
Shocking photos show the man writhing on the floor in pain, covered in blood after he stabbed himself. He then begged onlookers to kill him, saying, “finish me off” as shoppers and the mother of his slain girlfriend denounced him for his brutal act.
His 23-year-old girlfriend’s body can also be seen under a freezer in the grocery store. According to witnesses, she had been stabbed 17 times. The man, 26, had followed her into the shop in the Russian city of Ufa, in Bashkortostan region. Earlier, he had waited for her near her house and she had tried to flee from him, according to neighbours. Then he had approached her outside the shop with a bunch of flowers and asked her to marry him, but she refused, and said she wanted to end their relationship. He then tried to attack her and she ran into the store shouting “Help!”
He followed her screaming, “If I can’t have you, no-one else will” before taking out a knife and stabbing her multiple times. He then plunged the knife into his own chest.
Reports say the girlfriend’s parents had been against a marriage between the pair because he had a criminal record.
A statement from the Russian Investigative Committee, which deals with serious crime said the man stabbed the woman out of jealousy.
“A man stabbed his girlfriend out of jealousy, because she refused to continue the relations with him,” it said. The suspect is in hospital in a grave condition. A murder case has been opened.”
A saleswoman at the shop said: “We are still in shock. What happened here was a nightmare. It was terrible, he began to knife her. And then stab himself. A policeman said she died on the spot.”
In shocking video footage a man holding a camera can be heard saying: “He just entered the shop. This scum was going to flee, I held him. Scum, Looks like he stabbed himself too?”
He then asks the killer: “Did you do anything to yourself? Or not? Did you stab yourself? Asshole.”
A woman – believed to be the dead woman’s mother – is heard saying: “He’s a convict… He wanted my daughter to marry him. And she did not want so he stabbed her. Asshole!”